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good morning. breaking news. at least one person dead, over 50 homes destroyed after a massive explosion rips through a neighborhood outside san francisco. a fireball more than 1,000 feet in the air had residents running for safety. we're live on the scene. will he or won't he? the controversial florida pastor who threatened to burn the koran calls it off and then announces it may still happen. what now? we'll ask him in a live interview. and al, the musical? cleanup in aisle four. al slices and dices and dances his way through his first job at a supermarket today, friday, september 10th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television
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and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. you know, it looked like hell on earth in the city of san bruno outside san francisco this morning it was a terrible scene. >> firefighters are pouring water on the smoldering wreckage after a huge explosion on thursday night sent flames ripping through a residential neighborhood. now, officials aren't exactly sure what sparked the blast, but a ruptured gas main fueled the intense fire. >> one fire captain says by the time his firefighters arrived, dozens of homes had already been consumed by the flames, even though the fire station is only a few blocks away. >> we're going to get right to this story. nbc's miguel almaguer is on the scene. miguel, what can you tell us? >> reporter: matt, good morning. at least 75 people were rushed to the hospital overnight, some of them injured critically. we know at least one person is dead, although that number may rise. some 53 homes were completely destroyed. more than 100 others damaged. it's believed the explosion may have been caused by a ruptured gas line. and as one witness said here,
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they described the scene as "hell on earth." the explosion ripped through san bruno just before 7:00 local time, the dinner hour in this suburb just south of san francisco. a blast so violent, some thought it was an earthquake, or worse, a jetliner crash. it was neither. >> i went out and seen this big fireball. first thing i thought was, oh, god, something went up, and it was intense with flames. >> reporter: a monster, gas-fed fireball with flames shooting as high as 100 feet into the air was burning so hot, it obscured everything around it. asphalt melted, windows shattered, the sky turned black and the sound, what witnesses describe as a roaring and a groaning, could be heard for miles. >> just shook your body. you could feel the intensity of the fire, and i never felt anything like it. >> reporter: as twilight turned to night, the fire's footprint
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continued to grow. it wasn't one house or two, it was dozens engulfed in a wind-whipped, gas-filled fury today make matters worse, the explosion may have ripped through the neighborhood's water main, making a nearby fire hydrant unusable. >> even if we had that water supply, it wouldn't have -- we could not have extinguished that fire until the gas line was shut down. >> reporter: with temperatures in the thousands of degrees, the only way in was from the air. firefighting planes roared overhead, dumping retardant in the middle of single-lane streets to keep the fire from spreading. helicopters made targeted assaults from one rooftop to another, but so much had already been lost and the fire's fuel seemed never-ending. >> we have declared a disaster, a local disaster in the city of san bruno, which has been confirmed through the state, and we will be accessing federal resources. >> reporter: soon, it looked more like a raging grass fire, not the middle of a crowded
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neighborhood. a string of burning embers lit up the night, a fiery domino incinerating block after block. throughout the night, firefighters struggled to get the upper hand on the inferno as one fire seemed to burn itself out, a fresh one would start. the city's fire chief said he's never seen anything like it. >> no, and i don't want to again. >> reporter: although the cause of the fire remains uncertain, the local gas company, pg&e, acknowledged that one of its gas transmission lines had ruptured. >> if the investigation were to turn up that some of our facilities were involved in this, we will do what's right. >> reporter: as the fire slowly turned from an inferno into something still terrible but manageable, rescuers began driving street by street looking for anyone trapped or injured, but fire crews say getting to the epicenter of the explosion probably won't happen until later today, a crater in the middle of a neighborhood that will never be the same.
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over the last few days, some neighbors had complained of a gas smell in this area. investigators are looking into that. in the meantime, come daybreak here, search dogs will look at the blast zone and comb that area looking for anyone who didn't make it out. matt? >> miguel almaguer in san bruno for us this morning. miguel, thanks for your report. bob pellegrini was sitting at home watching a football game when his house was rocked by that explosion. mr. pellegrini, good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. >> i was reading the account this morning of what happened to you, and it's mind boggling, so let me just start by saying i'm so happy you're all right. >> thank you. >> your home was one house away from where this explosion occurred. tell me what you saw and felt. >> well, we were in the middle of watching the game, you know, in the first quarter, and all of a sudden, the house started vibrating, not shaking like an earthquake, but like vibrating. and we couldn't understand why. and then all of a sudden, we seen this big, orange plume go
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up, and it had a thunderous sound to it when it was going off. and i looked outside, and i went, "holy mackerel!" and the glass -- i felt the door and it wasn't hot, but the glass on the door was extremely hot. and i said, i don't think we can stay here, because you could see bits of the asphalt all over the front of the house. and what we did was we actually put my shoes on and i started to see the windows crack from the intense heat, not from the fire itself, but from the heat. and what i did was we ran out the back of the house, went around the gate, and the fence was already on fire, and we dragged my dog, gus, a bulldog, out and went up and around the corner. and then i thought we left my brother in the house because he still was in there. he was looking for us. once he discovered we were gone, i guess he went the other way, and i thought i had lost him, but fortunately, i seen him pop up on the back of the street on
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the other side. we came up two opposite streets, so -- >> tell me -- luckily -- let's make the point, everybody in your home got out safely, and that's very good news. tell me about this house, though. this was your parents' house. i know that you grew up there. >> yeah. >> you moved back in after your mom passed away. >> yeah. >> had just remodeled it. >> right, yeah. >> what was it like to see it in flames? >> yeah, and i took care of my dad. heart-wrenching. it really was hard to watch, you know? but the main thing is that my intermediate family got out, and the other things can be rebuilt and other things can be, you know, replaced, but you can't replace family members. >> where are you going to go from here, bob? where are you going to stay? >> well -- oh, i've got wonderful friends, wonderful friends that have offered homes for me to stay in, cars to drive. a friend of mine offered me a house to stay in and gave me a
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truck if i need it. we're staying with some wonderful friends of dave and jeanette siva, who are like family to us, and they're allowing us to stay at their house right now, which is where my wife and my son and my dog are right now. >> well -- >> and we're blessed. >> well, you're lucky to be alive, and our thoughts and prayers are with you and everybody else from your neighborhood. >> i appreciate it, matt. >> all right. bob pellegrini, thanks very much. let's get the latest on the investigation into this disaster from jim ruwane, the mayor of san bruno. mr. mayor, good morning to you. >> good morning to you. >> most importantly, what's the latest? have you accounted for everybody? i know they've been going street to street. are there still some residents unaccounted for? >> we don't know the full count and we won't know until some time tomorrow morning or later this morning, actually, when the sun comes up. late last evening, it was way too hot and too dangerous for the firefighters and the first responders to get into that neighborhood and actually assess
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the total amount of damage, but we do expect a number of more fatalities. >> still the investigation goes on as to what exactly caused this. i know there is some kind of a ruptured transmission line there, but we don't know if that's the exact cause. but look at the numbers here. we have one fatality, 50 homes destroyed, 120 damaged. you've lived in that town for i think over 30 years. what's going to happen to that community? >> hard to say right now. we're right in the throes of taking care of the people that we had to evacuate, making sure that they have accounted for all of their family members, getting them assistance, getting them aid, setting up hotlines, doing all the things we have to do to assist them when the sun comes up later this morning. it's a very difficult procedure, and the first response from this whole county as well as san francisco has been absolutely incredible. >> well, as i said to mr. pellegrini, mr. mayor, our thoughts and prayers are with all the people in san bruno.
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>> i appreciate that. and as i told the first responders earlier today and earlier at a news conference, for all who are listening, say a special prayer for those people today. thank you. >> you got it. mayor ruane, we appreciate it. it's now ten minutes after the hour. here's meredith. >> matt, thank you. now to the raging controversy over a fringe pastor's plan to burn the koran on 9/11. on thursday he called the plan off after worldwide appeals, but now says he's not so sure. we'll talk to him in a moment. first, nbc's kerry sanders is in gainesville, florida, with the latest. kerry, good morning to you. >> reporter: well, good morning, meredith. it appeared to be over. a personal phone call from secretary of defense robert gates to the pastor here looked like it sealed the deal. then it all fell apart. at the last minute, the burning of the koran was directly linked to the construction of that controversial mosque near ground zero, and, well, as you'll see, a confusing situation got even more complicated. the white house and so many
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others had waited days to hear these words. >> we have agreed to cancel our event on saturday. >> reporter: thursday evening, pastor terry jones said he was canceling the koran burning because the imam building an islamic cultural center in lower manhattan had just agreed to move it. >> i will be flying up there on saturday to meet with the imam at the ground zero mosque. he has agreed to move the location. that, of course, cannot happen overnight, but he has agreed to move that. >> reporter: then, the confusion. the florida imam who stood at pastor jones' side here in gainesville said he had not brokered a deal to move the new york mosque. he had simply arranged a meeting. >> i have made this morning contact with the office of the imam and got the commitment to fly out to new york and meet with him in the company of
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pastor jones. >> reporter: it didn't take long in new york for imam faisal duraf to announce "i'm glad that pastor jones has decided not to burn any koran. however, i have not spoken to pastor jones or imam musry. i am surprised by this announcement." thursday night, i had asked pastor jones if he felt he had been misled by the imam in florida. >> been tricked? >> yes, of course. i don't feel tricked. i was lied to. >> reporter: did imam musry lie? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: pastor jones, seemingly baffled by the turn of events, announced he suspended but has not canceled plans to burn the korans on saturday. >> we're a little bit, not totally, but we're a little bit back to square one. >> reporter: as all this plays out in tand the holy month of ramadan ends with the 9/11 anniversary now a day away, protests around the world continue, in pakistan and
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afghanistan. they burned american flags, chanting "death to america." president obama called the pastor's plan a stunt that puts u.s. troops in danger. >> we've just issued a global travel alert. >> reporter: the state department has issued a worldwide travel caution to u.s. citizens. u.s. embassies are on alert. and all indications the crisis was finally over seem to now be unraveling. >> now, now we're in somewhat of a state of limbo, and we have to rethink, of course, our position. >> reporter: it's unclear if this small church will now burn the korans, but from the white house down to the soldiers on patrol in afghanistan, there is a general sense that in the muslim world, the damage to the u.s. reputation is already done. meredith? >> kerry sanders, thank you very much. let's talk to the man at the center of the controversy, pastor terry jones. good morning to you. >> yeah, good morning. good morning. >> there have been so much confusion here, pastor.
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first you said you were going to burn the korans. then you said that plan had been canceled. then yesterday, again, later yesterday you said it had been suspended. so, where are we at? what do you plan to do? are you going to burn those korans on saturday? >> well, i think the confusion has not really come from us, it's come from the fact that i was told something, i was lied to. the imam came to me yesterday after hearing a radio broadcast that i did where i mentioned that we would be willing to cancel our event, something that the muslim world wants to happen, if they would be willing to cancel or move the ground zero mosque, something that the american world wants to be done. and he came to me with that proposal. i said, yes, we will do that. we are supposed to fly up and meet the imam either today or tomorrow. and then later on -- >> he said -- i asked --
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>> then he took that back. >> exactly. he said that he never made that promise to you, that he tried to broker a -- >> that is not true. >> that is not true. he told you directly that the imam -- >> that is absolute -- >> he told you directly that the imam in new york had said that he would not build a mosque near ground zero in return for you not burning the koran? >> that is exactly what he told me. i have witnesses that are there. i asked him three or four times, and that's exactly what he said. i said let me make this clear. if we cancel our event on saturday, then the mosque in new york city will be moved from its present location? he said, yes. there was absolutely no doubt about it. >> well, if that is off the table, do you plan, then, to burn the korans on saturday? >> right now we plan to meet with the imam on saturday. if we meet with him on saturday, then of course, we will not burn the korans, no. >> but i thought that meeting was not going to happen now. you're confuse -- i'm still very confused by what you're saying.
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i thought you said that meeting is not going to happen. >> yeah. that is the problem. that is the problem. i am sorry to say, the man is lying. he asked me yesterday, when would you like to meet with the imam, on friday or saturday? i said i do not want to meet on friday. i would like to meet him on saturday. he said, okay. that meeting will take place. these are the things exactly what he told me. based upon that, i trusted him and believed him. if he is now changing it, then he is not telling the truth. >> yesterday, the secretary of defense, gates, he called you personally, and he said please do not go through with this because you are risking lives if you do. what did you respond to him? >> i told him that we were taking it very, very serious. we have been contacted by many people. we take that danger very, very seriously, and i told him that we were definitely praying about it and reconsidering. >> but today, sir, in afghanistan, a man was shot dead when protesters angry over your plan to burn korans attacked a
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nato base. do you feel that you bear any responsibility for what happened? >> we do not feel we bear responsibility, no. we feel what has actually happened is that we have brought an awareness. it is very clear that islam, that radical islam is much more dangerous, violent and radical than we ever thought. they are doing things although we have done nothing. it has just been an excuse for violence. >> -- hatred and bigotry, don't you expect this kind of an outcome? you've incited this. >> we did not. we do not feel responsible. we did not pull the trigger. it reveals the true nature of islam. people burn all the time bibles, they burn the flag. americans do not go around killing them. christians do not go around killing them, whether they burn one bible, 10,000 bibles. we do not do that because that is not our nature. >> well, there are people --
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>> i think we need to look here at who is actually responsible for that. >> there are people of all faiths, sir, today who are calling you intolerant, bigoterous, even calling you crazy. what are you? >> i am just a man who is trying to do what god has told us to do one of those things, we feel, is to shed a light to take the cover off, to take the blinders off and to really look at how dangerous, violent islam is. we have to get our head out of the sand. >> and if what you're doing results in people dying, so be it? >> not at all. that would be absolutely, absolutely terrible. that is what we do not want -- >> well, it's already happened. >> we are even surprised. we are even surprised by the violence of islam. we did not kill anybody. islam is killing people. we need to realize, we need to
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wake up and see the danger. >> pastor terry jones, thank you for your time this morning. >> thank you. let us now move over to the news desk. ann's standing by. she's got the other stories of the morning. good morning. >> good morning to you, matt and meredith, and good morning, everybody. there is concern this morning about a wildfire burning since monday in the foothills near boulder, colorado, that it could spad to the city of boulder itself because of erratic winds. about 170 homes have already been destroyed there and the fire is just only half contained. philadelphia police say a woman suspended from her job last night at a kraft foods plant returned minutes later and shot three people, killing at least two of them. she was arrested after the standoff. officials in iran who announced thursday that they will release captive american hiker sarah shourd tomorrow have not mentioned anything about the two other hikers, shane bauer and josh fatal. the three young americans have
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been held for more than a year, accused of crossing into iran illegally. a federal judge struck down the military's ban on openly gay service members on thursday. the judge said that she will issue an order to stop enforcement of the don't ask, don't tell policy, which she has ruled violates the rights of gays and hurts military readiness. u.s. marine commandos stormed a german cargo ship off the coast of somalia on thursday, overpowering pirates who seized the ship and 11 crew members days earlier. no shots were fired. a foiled bank robbery in wisconsin has police looking for a gunman who got away on wednesday, even after he was grabbed from behind by a customer and wrestled to the ground. and the new orleans saints defeated the minnesota vikings 14-9 in last night's nfl season opener here on nbc. so, the saints are smiling today. it is now 7:20. let's now go back to matt, meredith and al. >> i'm glad that happened, because otherwise, you wouldn't be able to go back to new
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orleans. >> i know. >> a jinx. >> absolutely. >> i'm surprised you didn't get to stay and see it. >> i know. we were on a plane yesterday. a fresh and cool start. we have quite a bit of sunshine a. few clouds coming through. most of the region in the 50s. highs today in the mid- and
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upper 70s. tomorrow, sunny in the 50s and highs with increasing clouds and some of the midwestern rain coming our way, it looks like, after midnight saturday night and perhaps through midday on sunday and drying out for the and that's your latest weather. matt? all right, al, thanks. coming up, is he getting away with murder? questions swirling around the former "survivor" producer suspected of the death of his wife in mexico. and also, why this case has dragged on so long. first, this is "today" on nbc. cockledoodledooooo! i do 22 more inspections than the government requires. and my fresh, all-natural chickens are never given any hormones or steroids. ♪ ...and no candy, gladys. [ clucks ] [ male announcer ] perdue.
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7:26 is the time on friday, september 10th, 2010. in the news, more than 14,000 voters have cast their votes early but now there are allegations of vote buying. candidate vincent gray is calling for an investigation after someone was told that they would vote for mayor fenty if
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7:30 now on this friday morning, the 10th day of september, 2010. the temperatures have cooled off here in the big apple the past couple of days, but things are going to heat up in manhattan in just about an hour because one of the hottest country groups around, sugar land, will be performing live on the plaza. i'm meredith vieira here alongside matt lauer. coming up in this half hour, five items that are a big, big mark-up. if you are pinching pennies, we will teach you how to save money if you absolutely, positively have to buy things like bottled water and printer ink. also ahead, you hate to view things this way, but why some homeowners' pain could be your gain. if you're looking to buy a house in areas that have been very hard hit by this real estate crash, we're going to take you to florida, where some homes are now costing about the same as a new car. and then a little later, we will wrap up our week-long attempt to go back to our first jobs, and this time, al is headed back to queens to be the
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king of the grocery world. and the deli section has never been so much fun. >> look at that lady checking him out like he was crazy. >> well. >> yeah, exactly. we begin this half hour, though, with a serious story, a murder in cancun and a family's search for justice. our national correspondent, natalie morales, is following the story of the former "survivor" producer suspected in his wife's death. natalie, good morning. >> good morning to you, matt. five months ago this week, monica beresford-redman was found dead at a luxury resort in cancun, mexico, the chief suspect, her husband, bruce, a hollywood tv producer's a wanted man in mexico, but he remains free in los angeles. i recently spoke with monica's sisters to talk about the grief they face every day and the frustration they feel over the delays in this case. >> he's so much in my head that it's like, she's around me, you know? she's still here, because i can feel her. >> reporter: giani and karla still feel deep pain over the
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death of heir sister, monica beresford-redman, a brill zillean who ran a successful restaurant in los angeles. how much suffering are you still going through? >> i think i wasn't even really able to touch the real pain that i feel. i don't. >> and to know that five months later, you have no resolution still. >> it's so frustrating. >> reporter: in april, monica and her husband, bruce, a former producer for "survivor" and other reality shows, traveled to cancun, mexico, with their two young children, staying here at the deluxe moon palace resort. in a statement to mexican police, bruce said monica went shopping one morning and never came back. two days later, her body was found in a sewer 90 yards away from their hotel room. >> translator: what we're finding is that everything in this investigation is revolving around bruce. >> reporter: mexican authorities consider bruce their prime suspect and told him to remain in mexico as their investigation
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continued. they kept his passport. but six weeks later, bruce suddenly arrived back home in los angeles to be with his two children. >> unless someone is arrested or is ordered by a judge in mexico to remain, they are free to leave, and he did so. >> reporter: days later, mexican authorities issued a warrant for bruce's arrest and a formal extradition request for the united states to return him to mexico to stand trial for murder. right now, it rests with the u.s. state department, which must initiate extradition of american citizens. how would you say the american authorities are handling this? >> they cannot accept the fact that the request for his arrest has arrived here two months ago and nothing has been done. and when they call to ask questions and to know what's going on, give us an answer, tell us something. >> reporter: the sisters' attorney, alison triesel, is trying to get an answer, writing this letter on their behalf. >> we've written to secretary of
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state hillary clinton. >> i have. >> what are you asking for? >> we are asking that she assist the mexican authorities in carrying out their request. we're simply asking that the united states not stand in the way of mexico's pursuit of justice. >> reporter: so far, bruce beresford-redman has not spoken with the media, although in may he did release a statement, saying of his wife monica, "i am devastated at her loss and i am incensed at the suggestion that i could have anything to do with her death. i am innocent." bruce's attorney says he's prepared to surrender to a u.s. court, if necessary, but that he will fight extradition to mexico. and we should also note that a senior administration official told nbc news this week that they are cooperating fully with mexican authorities on the beresford-redman case and are proceeding carefully according to american laws on extradition. matt? >> all right, natalie. thank you very much. dan abrams is nbc's chief legal
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analyst. dan, good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. >> a little bit of an unusual situation going on here. the state department's got to get involved, then the justice department. how long could this process drag on? >> it could go on for months. i think that's enormously frustrating to the people involved, i'm certain. but the reality is, first, the mexican authorities had to sort of get their ducks in a row and put together the right document to say we want you to extradite him. the state department then takes that and says, okay, we're going to look at this. and then very often, they go back. they don't just look at a document and go yes or no. they'll go back sometimes and say, wait, we need more of this, less of this, et cetera, et cetera. then if the state department thinks there's enough, then they take it effectively to the justice department where the defendant can have an opportunity to say i shouldn't be extradited at all. >> reading the information on this this morning, i was reminded of something, that when he left mexico, he left without his passport in the first place. the mexican authorities held it. what's the legal basis for that? >> it's unclear, meaning, he is saying, his lawyer is saying that he had no legal obligation
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to stay in mexico. the mexican authorities say they made it clear to him that he wasn't allowed to leave, but as a practical matter now, i don't want to say it doesn't matter, but the reality is, he's now here. he's an american citizen. so, how he got here matters less. >> and the other reality is that the family of the victim here wants this guy held without bail until this is all sorted out. that's not the case right now. >> yeah, and i think it's unlike tle ly to happen, even if the state department goes to the justice department and goes, okay, we want to extradite. it's still unlikely that he would be held without bail. what would likely happen is they would take it, they would litigate it, and while -- meaning litigate it in the sense that he would be able to actually bring witnesses to say i should not be extradited, this evidence isn't enough, et cetera. >> but your bottom line is this is going to go on for an awfully long time. >> it's going to go on for a while, but most of the time, in this kind of case, where you've got mexican and u.s. authorities who have a treaty, most of the
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time, someone will end up getting extradited, meaning you can fight it. there are valid reasons to fight it. these things get litigated. but most of the time in this kind of case, i would think that the extradition would probably go through. >> mr. abrams, dan, thank you very much. >> thanks to you, matt. 7:37. let's get another check of the day's weather fro
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>> and if you like to trackure weather all day, go to the weather channel on cable or online. you can also find out the weather for, of course, now that we've gotten that first football kickoff out of the way, that clears the way for "sunday night football night in america." we've got the boys coming into the redskins at fedex field. partly cloudy, mild, temperatures 71 to 75 degrees. it's a barn-burner! it's coming up. "sunday night football night in america." matt. >> just realized the offseason
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realize you're paying an enormous mark-up. >> let's start with movie popcorn, because it is expensive to begin with, but then when you learn how much it costs to make, it's really expensive. >> it can cost $1 an ounce. if you get the kind you microwave at home, 10 cents an ounce or $1.60. the solution is microwave it at home and bring it with you. >> but at theaters, they're buying in bulk, so they're really making it up. >> really making a profit, yeah. >> i go to the store and you're so caught up in finding the perfect card, you don't realize how much you're shelling out. >> and greeting cards have a mark-up of 100% to 200%. the solution is you could either send an e-mail greeting, which blue mountain arts is the site. just search for "greeting cards" or you can buy a box of blank cards. i found some on the internet for 9 cents a card, and write your own greeting. it's little more personal. >> all right. you go to a restaurant, you need a glass of wine or a soft drink. that goes without saying. >> yes. a new york publication found one restaurant marked up the wines
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575%. >> oh, my god. so, is the solution to find a place, bring your own? >> yeah. bring your own, drink water, have the kids drink water. i always bribe my kids to drink water instead of soda because again, they'll give you free refills and then your kid is having 40 ounces of soda at dinner. >> which isn't good, either. the national restaurant association said restaurant menus include a range of options so guests can select items that fit their taste, preferences or budget. in your case, get the water. >> get the water. >> but not the bottled water, because that is a real mark-up. >> no, not the bottled water. bottled water can cost ads much as $5.20 a gallon. that's 870 times the price of tap. and what's important to know here -- >> sometimes it is tap. >> and sometimes it is tap. congress held hearings last year and found 45% of bottled water actually comes from municipal taps. now, they filter it a little bit more, but if you want filtered water, buy a $30 pitcher. even with those costs of the filters included, you're talking about 16 cents a gallon, not $5. >> and finally, ink cartridges for a printer, those refill
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cartridges. i don't know how you get around this one, because you need this. >> well, the solution is to buy based on the life of the ink, not the cost of the printer, because they'll sell you the printer for $30, but the ink will cost you 500% of the cost of the printer over a lifetime. one consumer group found we waste $6 billion a year on printer ink by buying the cheapest machine and not buying the machine that uses the ink most efficiently. >> yeah. i have to say, we did reach out to various trade associations, and some products they said cost more because they involve more elaborate manufacturing processes or more expensive material. the key here really is comparison shopping and buying in bulk whenever possible. do you agree with that? >> yeah, and bring your own, when you can. >> exactly. laura rowley, thank you so much. >> thank you. up next, from massive mark-ups to bargain basement sales, florida real estate you can snap up for less than the price of a new car, right after this. maybe you want school kids to have more exposure to the arts. maybe you want to provide meals for the needy.
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florida especially hard, driving prices there into the ground. but nbc's michelle kosinski found some people turning lemons into lemonades. she's in pompano beach. michelle, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. a real estate investor just bought this big three-bedroom near the beach for $63,000. it was once worth about four times that. now, she fixed it up and plans to flip it for around $135,000, but you have to admit, these deals are a mixed bag. they go fast. some are in great condition, others unspeakable. but the young families who often then end up buying these to live in are ecstatic, because finally, they can afford something. >> can you smell the money? >> reporter: investors follow their noses on to a foreclosure tour bus. >> the bank took it. >> reporter: a hot pursuit of bargain basement homes to buy on the spot. this time there's one priced so low, even they can't believe it. >> i've never seen anything quite like it in my life. >> reporter: however, this truly
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is hard to believe. >> all this was enclosed without a permit. windows, drywall. it's even raining in the house right now. >> reporter: well, this is what you get in a four-bedroom for the price of something with four wheels. >> this is crazy. >> reporter: once worth around $250,000. when some people walk in and they see hell, you guys see -- >> smell the money. >> reporter: you smell money in there? >> yeah, absolutely. all cash, as is, quick close, and that's how you buy. >> reporter: like friendly vultures, taking over the remains of south florida's property boom and bust. >> put in french doors. >> reporter: laura trebatch is smiling again. in december, she lost her corporate banking job to the gasping economy, so got her real estate license and bought her first investment -- three bedrooms, $47,000. ho sold it for $99,000. >> wow, this is amazing. >> reporter: laura bought one home for $38,000. now working on her fourth flip. here's what it looked like before, and today.
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>> i'm very proud of this one. >> reporter: with hundreds of thousands of foreclosures in south florida in the last three years, there are still plenty out there. for example, just in palm beach county, these are all of the foreclosures that sold in one week's time. this three-bedroom snapped up for $52,000. this beautiful four-bedroom, $100,000, which was rehabbed and sold for $185,000. >> i love it. >> reporter: buying low, selling low, making those who could never afford a home before, like first-year dental student michael gertsman -- >> this is the bedroom. >> reporter: -- very happy. he bought a three-bedroom condo walking distance to school for $100,000, less than half what it was once worth. now it costs him less than rent would. >> i'm looking forward to, you know, many happy years and a lot of good times here. >> reporter: home, sweet home. >> it sure is. >> reporter: the inventory of homes and condos on the market in south florida has dropped by about a third in the last year, and people are finding mortgages. now, of course, the situation
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that brought us here is sad, but many now see this as a win-win, because the bank is getting rid of a toxic asset, the realtors working, the investor's working, the home buyer gets a deal and the neighborhood is improved. matt? >> michelle kosinski. thank you very much. still ahead, al goes back to his first job working at a grocery store. remember that, al? >> yes. i would rather forget it and so would they. >> in queens? >> in queens. it's not there anymore. gives you an idea. >> maybe because of you.
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good morning. a fresh and cool morning. temperatures still in the 60s and we should make it into the 70s by noontime with lots of sin. tonight, clear, cool, 50s
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♪ we're back now at 8:00 on a friday morning. it's the 10th day of september, 2010. lively crowd out here on the plaza. looks like a lot of football fans here, too. the season's under way, and in honor of that, we've got a great concert coming up in just a little while. we've got sugar land, the country duo, performing in our 8:30 half hour. looking forward to that. meanwhile, out on the plaza, matt lauer along with meredith vieira and al roker. we're going to wrap up what's been a really fun series this week where we all go back and take a look at our first jobs and try them out again. you were a tap dance instructor. >> i was. >> i was a paper boy. ann was a babysitter. natalie worked in a pet store. and today, al goes back to his old neighborhood in queens. >> yes. >> and you take on the job you had for several weeks? >> well, i actually was kind of an all-around guy in the grocery store. whatever -- >> he's still an all-around guy.
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>> whatever dirty job needed to be done, i cleaned it up. but i get to actually try my hand at some other things at the grocery store. >> you were a bagger, too? >> i did a lot of bagging. >> but i don't think you did it in the style you're going to do it in this morning. >> actually, i did it the exact same way. >> and you were in the bag a lot. >> a lot, yeah. also coming up, it's probably one of the most complicated relationships there is, between a mother and a daughter, and how you set boundaries. people here are shaking their heads. can a mom and her daughter be best friends? is that a good thing or a bad thing? we'll delve into that as well. >> i don't think it sounds like a good thing, i really -- >> well, some people say it works for them. >> really? okay. and what else? mr. roker, you got anything to talk about? no. let's just go inside to ann at news desk. she's got a check of the headlines. >> thanks so much. good morning once again, everybody. a residential neighborhood in the hills of san francisco exploded in flames last night, the fire roaring through houses in san bruno within minutes, destroying more than 50 homes and damaging at least 120
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others. it even burned the neighborhood's main water line, but firefighters say that even if they had the water, they still could not have put that fire out. at least three people have been killed and at least 75 people were rushed to hospitals. but an official said on this broadcast that not all the houses have yet been checked. texas governor rick perry has issued a disaster declaration for 40 counties affected by the remnants of tropical storm hermine. the storms dumped heavy rain and spawned several tornadoes in the dallas area this week, leaving at least four people dead and three missing. a woman is in custody after another deadly workplace shooting that police say that minutes after the woman was suspended last night, she returned to the kraft plant in philadelphia with a handgun and started shooting, killing two other women and injuring one man. the pastor of that small church in florida reaffirmed on this broadcast this morning that he does not plan to burn copies of the koran this saturday, september 11th, but the pastor, terry jones, told meredith this
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morning that this is contingent on his belief that he will meet tomorrow in new york with the imam behind the proposed mosque near ground zero. meantime, in afghanistan today, one person was killed outside a nato base during a huge protest against the threatened koran burning. and here is an unusual way to reduce stress. workers in tokyo at a skyscraper there spent their lunch break on thursday harvesting rice. it was planted inside their office last spring. the project reportedly has built comradery and also yielded about 110 pounds of rice, which will now be served in the company cafeteria. might give ge some ideas around here. it is now three minutes past. let's go back outside to matt, meredith and al. >> all right, ann, thank you so much. >> where is al? >> i'm over here! >> oh, here he is. >> there you go. got some nice folks here, three generations hanging out? who do we have? >> mother, daughter, granddaughter, birthday girl. >> birthday girl. very nice. got some nice folks here.
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where are you guys from? >> from new york city. >> yorktown! >> yorktown, all right. very nice. all right. let's check your weather. you know, actually know darlene rodriguez, right over there, our wnbc local anchor, darlene rodriguez. okay. anyway, give darlene a little love. let's show you what's happening. the great singer darlene love. boise, idaho, nbc 7. sunny and mild, 70 degrees. and the rest of the country, we are looking at some strong storms firing up in the midsection. got a risk of strong storms there. wet weather coming across the western plains. beautiful weather up and down the eastern seaboard with low humidity, cooler temperatures, some clouds in the coastal pacific northwest. otherwise, plenty of sunshine through the southwest, where temperatures still are a little on the good morning. a crisp and cool start to this friday morning. a live view from the sky watcher camera in high definition showing a satin blue sky over
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northwest washington. stearps still in the upper 50s. 40s in the mountains. afternoon highs inñr the 70s wi increasing clouds tomorrow and a cool start to the morning and then into the 70s during the afternoon. after midnight saturday night through midday sunday, some much needed rain. and that's your latest weather. meredith? >> thank you very much. and don't go anywhere, because we're going to see how al fared in his first job at a grocery store. be afraid, be very afraid. that's right after this. i had this chronic, deep ache all over --
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big enough to contain my moods. once upon a time in a land far, far away -- all right, queens, new york -- there was a tiny neighborhood called saint albu ss albusans, but musical giants like miles davis, ella fitzgerald, sports legends like joe lewis, jackie robinson and the sultan of swat, babe ruth lived. then, of course, one of the most famous of them all -- i said most famous of them all -- the sultan of other? ♪ ♪ welcome back ♪ >> hey, there! hi! how's it going? >> another great day. >> fantastic! >> who is that? >> kind of strange. >> you know, i used to work at a shoprite just around the corner
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here. they're going to love to see me when i try to recreate my first job. how am i going to recreate my job if there's no -- that will do. ooh! they await! as i head into my first job at western beef. hi. al roker, ready to work. >> are you here to work or here to play? >> i'm here to work. let's do it. >> let's see what you've got. >> work with groceries, come on. this is it. >> can i get some cheese, a quarter pound of cheese? >> quarter pound of cheese. western beef american yellow, white, bores head white, domestic swiss, would you like alpine laced american, alpine laced provolone -- >> wait, wait, wait. i didn't ask for all that. >> no? >> i just asked for a quarter pound of cheese. >> all right. here you go.
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>> oh, my goodness. >> all right. have a nice day. >> you're kind of slow over here. i think i'm going to try you out in the meat department with lunch box. >> lunch box? hi, i'm al. >> i'm lunch box. >> nice to see you. >> think you could try our pork loins? >> how's that? >> not bad. not bad, for a weatherman. you've got to take a little bit of the fat off. >> trim the fat? >> yeah. a little too much fat. >> a little thinner, a little cleaner. >> al, i told you to trim it you're babying the meat. >> i'm babying the meat? >> you've got to act like you want to cut it. take it like this and you trim it in advance. you see? you trim it and then you slice it. >> trim it and then slice it. >> okay? >> trim it and then slice it. >> we're not inventing the atom here. >> am i making you happy? >> yeah, you're getting there. you're getting better. but some too big, some too fat. >> oh, okay. >> how's he doing? >> i really don't think this is the department for him. >> no? we're going to try you out with something else. >> okay.
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nice working with you, lunch box. >> okay. >> so, al, how do you think you're doing? >> mike, i don't know. i just don't feel like i'm getting the whole store experience. >> so how do you think you'll do that? >> music montage! ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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>> i can't believe this guy took all my employees. he's fired. >> yeah! >> bravo! bravo! [ applause ] >> just ridiculous. it had nothing to do with my first job! but jen long, our producer, who's a frustrated music producer, decided to do it. >> you look like a frustrated performer there. you were into it. >> it was fun. all the folks at western beef in my old neighborhood is awfully nice. >> the old store's gone, huh? >> and that's why. >> exactly. >> that was fun. really fun. >> lunch box. he -- >> absolutely. >> he had enough of you. >> i know. he had a knife, too. >> this is a fun series. i really enjoyed it. >> good look back. >> it was. >> we've got much more ahead on a friday morning. >> we do? >> we're back right after this. ♪
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family," we are starting a series taking a look at the dynamics of mother-daughter relationships. today we're asking the question, can your mom be your best friend as well? >> hey, hey, hey! how are my best girlfriends? i just want you to know, if you need anything, don't be shy, okay? there are no rules in this house, not like a regular mom. i'm a cool mom. >> sounds cool on the big screen, but can it translate to real life? >> listen, i wanted to invite you guys to something. it's -- >> no concert. >> hold on. hold on -- >> doesn't matter. >> it's ben harper at an underground club -- >> oh, yeah. that sounds amazing. you have to go. >> it is my belief that a mother and a daughter cannot be best friends. >> don't tell that to mother-daughter laurie and gabby dickinson. >> gabby is my best friend. it's just the two of us in the house together and she can talk to me about anything and i can talk to her about anything. there is no secrets. she just knows me. she gets me. >> i think it's cool because
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then people are like, oh, her mom's cool and then they want to hang out and meet my mom. >> and gabby's friends agree. >> it's really different from what other mothers and daughters have. >> laura is pretty awesome. she's cool. she hangs out with us. >> no, i want purple. purple's my favorite color. >> no, purple's my favorite color. >> so close, the two even wear the same clothes. >> i think it's cool that my mom wears the same clothes as me. like, it looks cool and we share the same clothes. we're almost the same size, and it's cool. >> but is it okay for mothers and daughters to be best friends? 57% of those surveyed in an ivillage poll say no. >> there needs to be boundaries. they can find commonalities with each other, but that doesn't mean hanging out at the same spots or in the mall together. >> thank you. >> for laurie and gabby, their close friendship keeps communication open. >> there's nothing off limits. i talk to her about drugs,
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school, boys, everything. i don't know any other of my friends who talk to their moms about that. >> and so far, that keeps this duo happy. >> i'm really happy with the way our relationship turned out. >> i definitely feel lucky about my relationship with my mom. it's awesome. >> wendy walsh is a psychologist, a mom of two and an expert from, and we have the host of the tv guide channel and vh1. good morning to you both. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> i want to start with you. as we heard in this report, 57% of those polled say the mother-daughter relationship should not turn into a friendship, but you agree with that? >> i agree with that, but it depends on the age. children under the age of 21 need a parent, they don't need a friend. but adults, if the mother allows the child -- the adult child to have her own values, then sure, that's a different thing. but when they're young, they need parents, not friends. >> well, in your case, your mom made it very clear she was not going to be your friend -- >> honey, she made it very clear. i was like, aren't you my friend? i want to talk to you about --
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no. there is a line. i am your mother and you need these parameters. and now as an adult, i understand that. >> but as a kid, did you? >> as a kid, i was mad, i was stomping to my room and slamming the door, because i felt i needed somebody to talk to. a female. i didn't have a sister. so it forced me to form bonds with my girlfriends as if they were my parental system to really bounce off of them ideas about how to grow up and mature, really. >> i think it's certainly okay for young children and teenagers to have a voice and be respected and be able to be intimate with their parents and what's going on -- >> but i didn't have that. >> but where the boundaries should be is that the parent shouldn't be sharing her anxiety, her problems, her sadness with the child. >> but laurie and gabby say it works for them. >> i used to be jealous of that girl. i would go to their parents and talk to their mom and i don't think that's proper to do -- >> but it's a little much like a mom reliving her youth. >> it's like a little mini me.
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>> teenagers are supposed to differentiate. they're supposed to say i want to wear this thing that's not for you. >> all her friends thought it was great. >> it is great! we're jealous of that, but not everybody has that, and i think sometimes when you don't have those parameters, we kids are going to be crazy. we're going to rebel against the system. so, if we don't have those parameters to bounce off against, we'll go buck wild! >> lindsay lohan. >> but how do you set boundaries without alienating your kids? >> i don't know if you can. >> well, i think the boundaries are what's important. you're going to be a parent and not put your personal problems and anxieties on the kids, but you're also going to be open and allow your kids to disagree with you sometimes. it doesn't mean that there are no rules, but that they have an open voice so they can explore who they are as an individual. part of becoming an individual is saying, hey, here's what my family origin taught me. i'm going to keep some of these values but take these new ones from my peer group. >> absolutely. become an individual. >> and your mom, as i understand, in adult life, had trouble with you accepting -- or she had trouble accepting some of the things you adopted. >> well, i mean, we couldn't have been more different if you cast us blindfolded with ear
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plugs in. look at us. this is my mom's biggest fantasy, me in a ka tillon that she really wanted me to do and i did that for her. i was a tomboy wearing dock martins and army jackets. i did this for my mother, but i hope she gets to see me in a wedding dress some time soon, some other time. >> but now you and your mother you would say are very good friends. >> we are very good friends. and the difference is i became an adult and proved to her all those things i wanted to do as a child -- i want to be in tv! she was like, you know, it's really hard business, you shouldn't do that. i thought it was her rejecting me. and what it was was a mother's fear. >> she was trying to protect you. >> exactly, but i had to prove myself and obviously i had a little success and she pulled back the reins a little bit and we've been able to bond. >> so, if she had been a little less strict, do you think that would have been better? >> i don't know. in retrospect, i think everything works out exactly the way it is. >> it's not about that, meredith, it's about what the level of intimacy is. it's about what values you're going to make that kid follow or let the kid grow on their own. >> okay, ladies. thank you so much. >> i love you, mom! >> i know you can talk forever.
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clear skies and 62 degrees. good morning. in the news today, for the fourth time this year another metro access driver is accused of sexual misconduct. police say 59-year-old samuel fondled a passenger late last night in silver springs. she was escorted off a van. it's now coming under fire but metro says they have confidence in the contractor's hiring policies. a look at your forecast and traffic when we come back.
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good morning. your four day forecast, cool and mild later. sunshine and increasing clouds. 50s in the morning and upper 70s in the afternoon. and now out to traffic at this hour. >> 295 is still hung up pretty badly. big power outage in the northeast. traffic lights are out and beltway
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♪ back now at 8:30 on this friday morning, september 10th, 2010. might feel a little bit like a tailgate party out here on rockefeller plaza because the red-hot country duo sugar land is getting set to perform as a kickoff to the first weekend of the nfl season. they're going to rock the plaza in just a few minutes. i'm meredith vieira here with matt lauer, ann curry and al roker. okay, yesterday you guys were surrounded by the new orleans sain saints. oh, oh, oh, okay, fine. today we have the washington redskins cheerleaders over there. so, is this going to be a daily
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thing or what? >> what's the problem? >> no. i think this is just about it. but it is a big game this weekend, cowboys/redskins. you can check it out sunday night here on nbc. >> all right, what else is coming up? >> also coming up this half hour, talking about real estate deals. there's a lot of them, actually, out right now. barbara corcoran is here and she's always got good finds. these finds today are under $350,000. >> that's good. >> and it's fashion week here in new york. >> right. >> big fashion week. all the fashions. we'll give you a look at what the hottest trends are coming up in a little bit. >> do you have the new lines? she designed and went to india. he was telling me about it yesterday. >> very cool. >> wow. good for her. >> okay, lots to get to. mr. roker, how about a check of the weather? how about it? let's show you what's happening, looking ahead to the weekend. we will show you that we've got
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and don't forget, you can check your weather any time of the day or night this weekend. go to the weather channel on cable or online. now let's head on down to washington, d.c., and say hello to mr. willard scott. >> hey!
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happy rack shanna to all of our friends out there. god bless you and happy birthday to our buddies. take a look at them as the jam jar spins around. look at that little devil. jeannette pastore, beverly hills, california, 100. worked in world war ii with recipe books. god bless her. and helen huey, huge guy lombardo fan. did you used to work for guy lombardo in the guy says yes, yes, yes, i did. remember that joke so long ago? anyway, i love guy lombardo. alice dixon, washington, d.c., 103. world war ii veteran, one of the oldest surviving members of the african-american wacs, women army air corps. dr. joseph kirsner of chicago, illinois. he's 101. received an award for his work on colon cancer and helped feed
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those who starved in the nazi camps. god love you. shimmy rosenberg, beaver falls, pennsylvania. secret to longevity is eating salami and cream cheese and loves cream-filled donuts. who doesn't, right? frances miano of flagler beach, florida, 100 years old. retired phone operator and loves reminiscing about dancing the foxtrot. hard to find a fox to trot with today. john and marge kaufman of phoenix, arizona, been married 77 years. he's 97, she is 96, and they travel all over the world. and that's it from your nation's capital, where we spend your money. now, back to new york. >> all right, willard, thank you very much. things are great up here as well. we've got the washington redskins cheerleaders, we've got a performance in our next -- in this half hour, coming up from sugar land. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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this morning on a poignant story. a farming town whose residents are banning together to make sure some newly forgotten heroes always be remembered. >> why should anybody travel to rural south-central nebraska to see these flags in the farm fields? these markers on a farm road. >> i felt it was a story that needed to be told. >> reporter: a story that might have been lost to the ages as those who are now up in age gradually fade from the scene. >> all of a sudden, it was just this big ball of fire. >> it was just like tumbling, end over end over end. >> you know, we used to think that we were indestructible. >> reporter: it happened a
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little over 6 1/2 decades ago in and around the tiny farming town of milligan, nebraska. three separate crashes over the course of 11 months involving military planes flying out of nearby air bases. back then, the residents of milligan had grown quite used to the sight and sound of daily world war ii training missions, until men started falling from the wide-open nebraska sky, littering the farms and fields with bodies and wreckage. >> it was pretty gruesome. my mother could never forget what it looked like. >> reporter: 26 airmen died in the three crashes. only six survived. but as the years went on and more and more eyewitnesses passed on, the once young farm boys and farm girls grew old, as did the stories, stories easily forgotten by those not involved. >> the guys that died in training were just for the most part overlooked. >> reporter: to counter that, jerry pendry wrote a book about
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all of the nebraska crashes, which stirred the people of milligan into action. money was borrowed for the creation of historical markers. time was invested in a search for surviving family members. tribute books were assembled. downtown windows transformed. flags were placed in the fields where the planes and the people fell. finally, a date was set, a ceremony planned. >> and we wanted the families to know that we did here care about them and we wanted to recognize and honor them publicly. >> reporter: one by one, they arrived from all over the country. >> i can't believe we're meeting you. >> reporter: widows, sisters, children, nephews, and the last living survivor of the crashes, walt diven, whose parachute was saved and refashioned into his wife's wedding dress. >> they always say lest we forget. and that's so easy to do i find it's always kind of pushed off
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to the back. bring it back. >> reporter: sarah morgan's father died six weeks before she was born. dorothy sticks witnessed his final moments. >> if they had to die, i'm kind of glad he was on american soil. >> reporter: hallowed ground to mink nnie klein, whose now deceased husband was the only survivor of a crash that killed 16 others. >> i'm karen. i'm the pilot's daughter. >> i heard you were coming here. >> reporter: milligan, nebraska, will never be mentioned in the same breath as normandy or iwo jima, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be mentioned at all. >> they were headed overseas. they just, they didn't make it. >> reporter: for "today," mike leonard, nbc news, milligan, nebraska.
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>> beautiful tribute. >> one of the nicest stories we've done in a long time. and we appreciate michael bringing it to us. >> we sure do. we'll be back in a moment with "today" on nbc.
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♪ >> announcer: "the toyota concert series" on "today" brought you by toyota. >> they're one of country music's hottest duos and they're here to perform their number one hit "all i want to do." ladies and gentlemen, sugarland. ♪ ♪ i don't want to get up, baby, let's turn off the phone ♪ ♪ i don't want to go to work today or even put my makeup on ♪ ♪ i got better things to do than
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my to-do list anyway ♪ ♪ hide under the covers and waste away the day ♪ ♪ let's just lay here and be lazy, baby, drive me crazy ♪ ♪ all i want to do-oo-oo-oo-oo oo-oo-oo-oo-oo ♪ ♪ all i want to do-oo-oo-oo-oo oo-oo-oo-oo-oo is love you ♪ ♪ yeah >> all right! ♪ i got my whole life to change the world and climb the ladders ♪ ♪ looking at you looking at me is the only thing that matters ♪ ♪ come a little closer, baby, we can talk without the words ♪ ♪ hang a sign on the door,
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please do not disturb ♪ ♪ let's just lay here and be lazy, baby, drive me crazy ♪ ♪ all i want to do-oo-oo-oo-oo oo-oo-oo-oo-oo ♪ ♪ all i want to do-oo-oo-oo-oo oo-oo-oo-oo-oo is love you ♪ ♪ give me a kiss from that elvis lip, you don't want to miss this ♪ ♪ all i want to do-oo-oo-oo-oo oo-oo-oo-oo-oo ♪ ♪ all i want to do-oo-oo-oo-oo oo-oo-oo-oo-oo is love you ♪ ♪ all i really want to do, all i
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really want to do, all i really want to do is love you and love you and love you ♪ ♪ come a little closer, baby, we can talk without the words, hang a sign on the door ♪ ♪ please do not, please do not, please do not, please do not disturb ♪ ♪ when i lay down in the evening, all i really want to o d do ♪ ♪ when i wake up, when i wake up in the morning, baby, all i really want to do is ♪ ♪ oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo >> you sing!
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♪ oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo >> sounds good! >> and we'll have more music when sugarland in a moment, but first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] it's luxury with fire in its veins. bold. daring. capable of moving your soul. ♪ and that's even before you drop your foot on the pedal. ♪ the new 2011 cts coupe from cadillac. the new standard of the world.
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sugarland has been on the music scene for about six years now. guess what? they've sold about 8 million albums. their fourth album "the incredible machine" is due out next week. jennifer nettles and christopher bush. welcome back. >> thank you. >> now you've got a football connection. are you fans? >> we're fans. well, we're falcons fans. we're from atlanta. >> well, you're still fans, that's all right. when nbc and the nfl approach you, you're going to sing the theme song. >> the theme song, which is so exciting. people are watching sunday night. they've been watching all day and can't wait for the big event in the evening and we'll be singing it. >> it should be a big response. you hear the song -- like oh, my gosh! >> i've got to watch the game! you've been on tour. how do you like life on the road? >> i love it. >> what's the best part? >> the fans is the best part. the worst part is the traveling. you're tired. >> when you sleep on a bed that moves. >> you spend a lot of time on the bus? >> we live on the bus.
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>> "the incredible machine," the way it's described by you folks and other interviews, it's getting back to the heart of it. >> yes, absolutely. >> what's that mean? >> well, last record, we wrote about love in general and this record we're talking about the heart and emotions and the way that it works in life, and it's such an incredible machine in and of itself. >> you're still having fun, aren't you? >> oh, my gosh, what's it look like? >> i can tell. no question about it. what are you going to sing right now? >> we're going to sing our latest single, "stuck like glue." >> all right. ladies and gentlemen, sugarland! ♪ ♪ absolutely no one who knows me better, no one that can make me feel so good ♪
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♪ how did we stay so long together when everybody, everybody said we never would ♪ ♪ and just when i, i start to think they're right, that love has died ♪ ♪ there you go making my heart beat again, heart beat again, heart beat again ♪ ♪ there you go making me feel like a kid, won't you do it and do it one time ♪ ♪ there you go pulling me right back in, right back in, right back in ♪ ♪ and i know i'm never letting this go, i'm stuck on you ♪ ♪ whoa-oh, whoa-oh, stuck like glue, you and me, baby, we're stuck like glue ♪ ♪ some days i don't feel like trying, no, some days, you know,
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i wanna just give up ♪ ♪ when it doesn't matter who's right, fight about it all night, had enough ♪ ♪ you give me that look, i'm sorry, baby, let's make up ♪ ♪ you do that thing that makes me laugh and just like that ♪ ♪ there you go making my heart beat again, heart beat again, heart beat again ♪ ♪ there you go making me feel like a kid, won't you do it and do it one time ♪ ♪ there you go pulling me right back in, right back in, right back in ♪ ♪ and i know i'm never letting this go, i'm stuck on you ♪ ♪ whoa-oh, whoa-oh, stuck like glue, you and me, baby, we're stuck like glue ♪ ♪ whoa-oh, whoa-oh, stuck like glue, you and me, baby, we're stuck like glue ♪ ♪ whoa-oh, whoa-oh, you almost
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stay out, too stuck together from the atl ♪ ♪ whoa-oh, whoa-oh, feeling kind of sick just like a spoonful of sugar make it better real quick ♪ ♪ isaiah, whoa-oh, whoa-oh, what you gonna do with that, come on over here with that sugar sticky sweet stuff ♪ ♪ come on give me that stuff, everybody want some melodies that get stuck up in your head, whoa-oh, whoa-oh ♪ ♪ whoa-oh, whoa-oh, stuck like glue, you and me together, say it's all i wanna do, i said ♪ ♪ there you go making my heart beat again, heart beat again, heart beat again ♪ ♪ there you go making me feel like a kid, won't you do it, do it one time ♪ ♪ there you go pulling me right back in, right back in, right back in, and i know, i'm never letting this go ♪ ♪ there you go making my heart beat again, heart beat again,
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heart beat again ♪ ♪ there you go making me feel like a kid, won't you do it, do it one time ♪ ♪ there you go pulling me right back in, right back in, right back in and i know i'm never letting this go ♪ ♪ i'm stuck on you, whoa-oh, whoa-oh, stuck like glue, you and me, baby, we're stuck like glue ♪ ♪ whoa-oh, whoa-oh, stuck like glue, you and me, baby, we're stuck like glue ♪ ♪ whoa-oh, whoa-oh, stuck like glue, you and me, baby, we're stuck like glue ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> and we're going to have more music from sugarland coming up on a friday morning. but first, these messages, your local news and weather. ♪
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refreshing friday morning in washington. the time now is 8:56. this is friday, september 10th. good morning. in the news for today, more than 13,000 voters have cast their ballots now before next tuesday's primaries. now there are allegations of boat buying in the race for d.c. mayor. insurance event gray is calling for an investigation after someone was told and no formal complaint has yet been filed. a look at weather and traffic coming up. diabetes testing? it's all the same. nothing changes.
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midafternoon. another cool start to tomorrow morning. maybe some rain on saturday night into sunday. and now how is the traffic, jim? >> tom, thanks a lot. we have a lot of traffic on 270 because of an earlier crash is gone. 295 still hung up trying to get to the 11th street bridge. lots of problems because of the power outage. back to you. >> the president will hold a
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♪ all right, sunday night we're back with more of "today" on a friday morning, 10th day of september, 2010. and we've got some people on our plaza in a pretty good mood because we've just been treated to some music from sugarland, country's duo performing here. always nice when that happens. and out on the plaza, i'm matt lauer along with al roker and natalie morales. >> right. >> and coming up, we're going to be talking about great deals to be found if you're in the market for a new home. >> that's right. barba barbara corcoran, our real estate expert, has found some real gems, including a six-bedroom home in meyt, a california dream house in a scenic setting. >> wow. >> we're going to show you five great homes for less than $350,000. >> all right. we like that price tag. also ahead, you'll like this price tag, too, fashions sure to find their way into your closet this fall, also very good prices. plus, a sneak preview of spring's hottest trends from fashion week, which as you know, is getting under way this
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weekend right here in new york. "fashion night out" tonight, as a matter of fact. and we also want to tell you about a special event going on this weekend. we're standing up to cancer for a second year now. nbc tonight is joining the other television networks, cable outlets and streaming online partners to raise money for cancer research. many, many stars of entertainment, music and news will come together to ask you for your help to wipe out the disease. we'll tell you how you can be a part of the extraordinary effort coming up. >> a very, very good cause. coming up, we're going to go inside now. ann's standing by with a check of all the headlines. ann? >> thanks a lot, matt. good morning once again, everybody. firefighters in san bruno, california, are searching homes following an enormous and devastating explosion last night. at least three people are reported to have died and at least 75 are reported to have been injured with critical burns, some of them. officials suspect a ruptured natural gas main triggered a giant fireball that destroyed more than 60 homes there in san bruno, california. a colorado wildfire that
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destroyed 170 homes is fueling fears that wind gusts could drive the flames from the foothills into the heart of boulder. the fire, which is 30% contained, has burned about ten square miles. searchers in texas are still looking for a swimmer and two motorists missing in thursday's flooding from tropical storm hermine. at least four people were killed by the rising floodwaters. a woman who had just been suspended from her job is accused of returning with a handgun last night and killing two people and wounding a third. it happened at a kraft food plant in philadelphia. the suspect surrendered after a standoff with police. the pastor of that small church in florida reaffirmed on this broadcast this morning that he does not plan to burn copies of the koran this saturday on september 11th. instead, pastor terry jones tells nbc news that he's coming to new york to meet tomorrow with the imam behind the proposed mosque near ground zero. there seems, however, to be some uncertainty about whether or not that meeting will take place. the threat to burn the
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muslim holy book led to protests today across afghanistan. at a protest outside a nato base, an afghan government spokesperson said one protester was shot to death. president obama is talking about the economy in a white house news conference this morning. it caps a week in which the president rolled out new spending and tax cut proposals aimed at helping the economy, and the president has chosen one of his longtime economic advisers to now be the chairman of his economic team. officials in iran, who announced on thursday that they will release captive american hiker sarah shourd tomorrow, have not mentioned anything about the two other hikers, shane bauer and josh fattal. the three young americans have been held for more than a year now, accused of crossing into iran illegally. and more help for u.s. border patrol as it fights illegal immigration and drug trafficking across the texas/mexico border. an unmanned drone aircraft was launched on thursday from the naval air station in corpus christi, texas. and officials said it can now detect a human being from an altitude of 9,000 feet.
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it is now four minutes past the hour. let's go over to al for a check of the weather. >> all right. thanks a lot, ann. as we check out what's happeni andxd some of that midweste rain will likely be arriving here midnight on saturday night. a blue sky over washington with temperatures just now climbing into the 60s after a very cool start. now 65 at national airport. peaking in the mid- and upper 70s by late afternoon and then overnight tonight, clear 50s tomorrow morning with increasing clouds. some of the rain likely riding up to midnight ♪ brick house
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this morning on "today's real estate," what you can get for less than $350,000, whether you're looking for two bedrooms or six, home near a lake or a pool. we've got it all this morning. "today" real estate contributor, our brick house, barbara corcoran, is here with more. >> thank you, al. >> good to see you again. >> good to see you, too. >> we'll start with a unique house, a two-bedroom home in michigan city, indiana, priced at $$313,000. >> and michigan city is one of the best cities to find a husband. there are a lot more men than women. the average age is 35, and i'd say that's a perfect time to get married. >> real estate advice and wedding advice! >> yeah. women are looking for husbands now. so, there is a beautiful house. it's a modern house and also is a house that puts the emphasis on conservation. it's two stories, as you just saw from the outside. it's a real retreat. every single window is filled by trees. that kitchen is spic and span. almost looks like a safe kitchen. the refrigerator, i've never seen a neater kitchen in my
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life! look at the floors. it's in perfect mint condition. there is a screened-in bonus room right out back. it's a nice, big porch. and look at that. i mean, how would you resist sitting around there and having dinner every night? out back, if you go right down those steps and around the back of that house, you have your own forest all to yourself. no neighbors peeking in. this is one pretty house. >> but not for everybody's taste. >> not for everybody's taste, but you want to know, even if you're the type of person that loves a conservative house, you'll have to look at this and say wouldn't that be an easy place to live? >> let's go to a more traditional home now. portland, maine, gorgeous city. six-bedroom home. six bedrooms! at $325,000. >> yep. this one really clicks in at 3,000 square feet. and you look out on the outside. yellow is the second most popular color in the u.s. for homes, and that one's painted an awful pretty yellow. it's got a two-car garage. it's a yellow clapboard house, was built in 1890. when you go inside, i think it reads entirely different. that's a shot of the garage out back -- >> looks very modern.
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>> very modern on the inside. there's nothing in this house that hasn't been redone. if you like a classical house but want beautiful floors, open windows, everything in pristine condition, this is a classical house with virtually no maintenance. i love the stairwell on the side. that's a gas fireplace, nanothe working fireplace on the wall and a den you can get a peek at. this is a whacked-out color, has to go to sell this house. >> easy to change? >> easy enough to change. it's $55 for paint if you want to go whole hog on it and there is a beautiful back porch, desperately in need of furniture. that's all they have to do to that house. a fenced in deck and that beautiful pool of your own in the back. >> look at that. >> and look at privacy and land you have around the pool and the big oak trees. >> very nice. the other side of the country, a three-bedroom home in redding, california, priced at $325,000. >> yeah, and a lot of people think of california as not a green place, but wait null you see this place. got one of the greenest lawns front, back, sideways and in
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between i've ever seen. again, nz great condition. . i don't want to show any dumps on this program at all. there is the back of the house. you can see how luscious it is. you have to really like mowing the lawn, i think, to get into this one. the entry foyer, you'll see, is quite traditional but very pretty. high ceilings, lovely recessed lighting, great flooring there. there is a granite hearth and there is also -- i just think that's a great room. it's a den with a fireplace and it's just a comfortable place to sit. i look at that and say i could get comfortable there and read a book. the kitchen is the heart of the home. i think it's lovely and spacious and open and a great place for entertaining, because as you know, nobody ever leaves the kitchen when you have a party. this is a great party house, in my opinion. i think we'll get a nice shot of the backyard with more grass to mow. there you go. >> a hot tub. >> a hot tub! >> yeah. >> after you get your job done, you can soak away. >> hot tub time machine! >> all right, let's go. >> charleston, south carolina, a lakefront four-bedroom home at $330,000.
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>> and remember only $330,000. charleston is a great town. don't judge the house from the outside looking. in wait until you get inside. you'll get a whole different impression of the house. it's not regular at all. there's a nice living room, nice and proportional. they have lovely rooms, open rooms. and it's an easy house to live. in i think it's a great house for a new family because you have plenty of space. i like that kitchen. i think that's perfectly laid out. >> love the floors. >> you say that about all the houses, love the floors, love the floors. okay. >> wow. >> there's the bedroom. you never say i love the bedroom. >> okay. >> say i love the bedroom! >> love the bedroom. >> lots of lights, three windows on all walls. so, it's a lovely place to wake up. there's the back porch. a great space for hanging out with the family and -- >> love the back porch! >> there you go. enough now. all right. >> and finally, we've got a two-bedroom home in farmington, new mexico, this one priced at $349,000. >> okay. this is, again, a little bit of a different style home you're going to see, but you have to remember that you're in the heart of america's great southwest, and that's the style
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that's very popular there. it's surrounded by a magnificent landscape and very old evergreen trees. here's the living room that i just think that couch on the right's got to be taken out of there, the darn couch. it's too crowded and it's a little masculine. never have a tablecloth when you're trying to sell your house and taking pictures, by the way. but there's a lovely bay area. out back, you have a lovely walkway, lots of space. it's an oversized lot. lots of windows surrounding it that give natural light. that's not a bad house when you think of the price, $349,000. >> why shouldn't you have a table cloth? doesn't show enough of the floor? >> no, it's not that. it just looks messy. even an expensive linen, lacy table cloth it makes it look like an old lady just left it. you've got to get rid of any excess linens on windows and on the furniture. it doesn't make sense. >> all right. extra good advice. barbara corcoran, good to see you. have a good weekend. >> likewise, al. up next, working together to find a cure. we'll tell you how you can stand up to cancer, right after this. i have asthma. and when my symptoms came back i'd get this tightness in my chest.
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celebrities, journalists and musicians are teaming up for the second time in a historic event to entertain and raise awareness to ninth a cure to cancer. "stand up to cancer" will air simultaneously on the broadcast networks, more than a dozen cable stationst and will stream live on many internet sites tonight. here to tell us more is tom papa, host of "the marriage ref" and the chief of the division of home technology and oncology at massachusetts general cancer center. gentlemen, good morning. >> good morning.
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>> such a great effort once again and so necessary to remind people what this is all about. so, glad to have you here. a lot of great celebrities, beyonce, melissa etheridge, mariah carey are taking part in this. why is this so important, tom? >> well, it's amazing how many people get involved, because you really can't find anybody who hasn't been touched by this. you have so many friends and family. every year, it seems like somebody is going through something. i have a friend right now that's going through an incredible battle, and we're kind of hopeful, we seem like we're actually making progress. each year something happens it seems like there's so many more advances. so, to be involved in something like this where you're actually getting something done is really exciting. >> and getting something done to the tune of -- last time you did it, it was $100 million. and doctor, i know you're on one of the dream teams, the five dream teams that are behind the important research that this money is going to. tell me about some of the advances that are being made with your dream team at mass general. >> well, it's been amazing.
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we have been working on this just for a couple of years, and our team, we have identified a gene that is abnormal in many breast tumors. we've been able to start clinical trials with therapies against this gene and we are beginning to see already some responses in patients with canc cancer, so we're very excited. we have been able to build teams from all over the country, investigators. some of us were fierce competitors. now we are working together. it's fantastic. >> so, real breakthrough are being made, so all the reasons that this funding needs to continue, right? >> absolutely. this is amazing. we clearly would like to see a change in the way we do things. we've got five teams. everything is tackling very important questions. and it is such a short period. to us, it's very, very stimulating. so, there is hope that we will be able to make major breakthrough and we're very excited. >> and if they cure cancer, then the doctor and i are going to go
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on tour together with the comedy team. >> i'm all for that. great. you do that, all right. and by the way, a lot of young people are adding their voices in hollywood to this as well. they've, infact, got some psa called "change the odds." zac efron, dakota fanning, vanessa hutchins. let's take a look at that. >> being trapped in an elevator. 1 in 24,528. odds of catching a ball at a major league game, 1 in 563. odds of tripping while texting, one in ten. odds of getting cancer in your lifetime one in two men, one in three women. >> so, tom, important to get the youth involved in this as well. >> yeah. keep the momentum. right, exactly. keep the momentum going, keep them energized. and also, let's face it, young people have a lot more energy than we do, you know? >> exactly. >> so, they can do a lot more
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fund-raisers and things. >> you sound like an old geezer. what's wrong were you? >> i'm not old, i'm sleepy. >> and crazier. patrick swayze, as we know, opened this up in 2008 and sadly lost his battle with cancer last year. and of course, we're all thinking of michael douglas now, who announced that he has stage four throat cancer as well. and as you've mentioned, tom, and so many people are touched by cancer in their lives. do you have any thoughts on what michael douglas is going through as well? >> oh, it's so scary. you know, you see these guys that are larger than life. you see them in these films, and they seem indestructible, and then, you know, they're just like everybody else. we just -- you never know who it's going to be, if it's going to be someone in your family or someone like that. it's really frightening. >> and you've got a lot of huge talent in the broadcast. >> a big show. it's going to be a big show. you get to tune in and get to go on the website also and you can actually start donating. i think the telephone lines are open now. >> exactly, right now. so, we should tell people, if you want to donate, 1-888-90-stand, or you can go to
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for most of us, food is meant to be eaten and enjoyed, but a new show looks at the deeper connection between food and our lives. >> it's called "my life in food," hosted by none other than our very own al roker, who also executive produced it. the show's topics are as simple as what makes a great pizza to subjects like picky eaters and food photography. you sdploexplore the intersecti between food and photography. >> and art. and art. >> you know what, when we see all these gorgeous pictures in magazines, that doesn't just happen. it's food photographers and food stylists who really make that all happen. and that's the idea of the show, is that it's the side of food that you normally don't see. we've got a show -- >> tonight, i think the episode is on tape, right? >> right, right. actually, tonight is about food stylists and food photographers. we even take a look at urban farming. a young woman who's got a 10,000-foot farm on the top of a rooftop and a beekeeper who
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keeps bees in brooklyn, in queens and manhattan on rooftops. >> do you get to eat everything? >> no. a lot of times on food photography, like for example, ice cream? they show it's actually mashed potatoes. >> oh. >> nice. >> see? you get to discover things if you watch this program. it's called "my life in food." it premieres tonight at 9:30 eastern here on the cooking channel -- well, actually not here, but on the cooking channel. still to come on "today," football fare. when i was seventeen i was not good to my skin.
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9:26 is your time now. 64 degrees. crystal clear blue ñiskies. a gorgeous day out there.xdñ.3 1 good xdmorning. in the news 4 today, nearly 100 metro buses are off the road ñir riders should not have any delays. the decision comes after a bus burst into flames on 495 in springfield. a hydraulic pump may be to blame. the transit agency is pulling off similar modwlq offxdçó theñ. >> crew also close the entire left shoulder of the 14th street bridge. we'll take a quick break and get a look at the rest of the traffic and weather when we come back. stay with us.
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man: we need a sofa. something i can stretch out on! woman: ooh... that will go with those lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater? how about a cowhide rug? yee-haw! and the snacks? get their own place. let the marathon begin!
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good morning. a fresh and cool start. highs in the 70s, tomorrow morning in the 50s and sunshine clouding up afternoon late and lane likely through midday sunday. how is the traffic? >> we only have a couple problems on the parkway. 123 had an accident on the side of the roadway. broken down vehicle before 19th street across the roosevelt bridge. back to you. president obama is scheduled to hold a news conference at
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bhar you going to do about it? >> what are you gonna get done? you're going to get picked up for intimidating a witness. you walk within two feet of her, you'll get ten years. you've got two strikes against you. they're going to bury you in jail. >> ben affleck's been multitasking again. he not only plays a starring role as a career criminal in his movie, but he directed the boston action thriller as well. it's called "the town" and we'll talk about why ben affleck's the talk of the town when he stops by on monday. slips right into the south boston accent. >> the buzz is great, previews on this. >> kind of violent, but -- >> but he looks like he's found a role that is just -- >> perfect. >> anyway, look forward to seeing that. >> much more coming up in this half hour, including style. >> that's right. what's happening is that right now people are wondering what to wear over the fall season, and we've got none other than cindi leive of "glamour" magazine
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showing us, for example, how to wear camo with our jeans. another big fall trend is metallics and fake fur is another big trend. so, we're going to take a look at how to use that well. >> oh, it's the color camel. i've got a camel. >> good lord! if you have camel in denim, there's a problem. >> got a camel once in my pajamas. how it got there. and the cooler weather means it's football season, so if you're planning a party for the big game on nbc sunday night, our hot chef's recipe for cowboy barbecue brisket burgers and redskin chips. they are sure to swirl your crowd. >> oh, look. >> and to get us in the football spirit, we've got one more song from sugarland. >> and we have got some redskin cheerleaders to go along with that. meantime, amy robach's here with a preview of this weekend on "today." looking trendy. >> thank you very much.
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put on a little jacket. hopefully, it's still in
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>> and of course, coming up sunday, we've been waiting for this all summer long. that's right. it's "sunday night football night in america"! roll the tape! thank you so much. we've got a big one. washington redskins, they're going to be hosting the boys, the dallas cowboys. partly cloudy, mild, temperatures in the low to mid-70s. it's all coming up on nbc "sunday night football night in america." thanks for that. >> you've still got game, al. you've got lots of game there. >> at some point, you know, we're going to have the camera zoom in to your mouth. >> all right, thank you. coming up next, from '70s-inspired looks to metallicst, we're going to show you the hottest fashion trends for fall right after these messages.
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this morning on "today's style," fall fashion. fashion week is considered a very big deal here in new york city, where all the designers showcase the collections that you'll be seeing in stores about six months from now. so, we went behind the scenes at fashion week last february with "glamour outside magazine's editor in chief cindi leive, who's checking out the looks for fall. ♪ >> the last show of new york fashion week was a tommy hilfiger show. it's been a whirlwind this week, and this show has particular significance because it is the last show to be held here in the bryant park where the shows have been for ages. we move up next season to lincoln center. so, this show has some special, sort of sentimental value.
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there are a number of trends that have bubbled to the surface so far in new york fashion week. we're looking at metallics. this is something that's been in the stores for a while -- gold, silver, copper, bronze. the difference, is you're wearing them for day. we saw this at a number of different shows -- tory burch, vera wang, isaac mizrahi. you're taking the metallic stuff and not just wearing it out at night. you're wearing it potentially to work with a great little camel-colored coat over it. another trend we're seeing for fall is neutrals, and i'm not talking black and navy and gray, although those are still fine. the big trend is towards camel-colored clothes. we're seeing a lot of denim, a lot of fringe, a little leather, cowgirl shades of shirts everywhere from derek lam to lots of other places. it's been a wild west frontier on the runway this week, and it's a very wearable trend, so i'm all for it. another trend we're seeing, furry touches, neutral-colored or brightly vivid yellow or blue, everything from coats to fur showing up on boots, on
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bags, little bits at the neck, around the wrist, fur piled on top of fur. if you like the soft stuff, you're going to be happy. >> and cindi leive is "glamour's" editor in chief and joins us now. that was really fun to watch. >> thanks, ann. >> it's interesting to see how these might work. this is what the designers hope will be a trend. that's the unveiling. >> right. we see the stuff at the shows and wait to see what makes it in the stores. those clothes are now in the stores and showing up on women everywhere. >> let's take a look at one of these runway trends, metallic, and kara is our model today. hello, kara. >> i love her dress. this is a little silver dress. and one thing that you notice about it by the way, is that it's not super bright. these metallics become much more wearable for day, as she's wearing hers here. it's more textured, more subtle in the shine. this, by the way, is $20 from h&m, which is an amazing price. >> so, there already are knock-offs of the trends on the
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runways. >> you're seeing metallicst everywhere. i mean, you know, every price point. highest end designer and very affordable things you can find at the mall. i like this idea of pairing it with black, putting it with flats. it makes it more casual, you know. it doesn't feel sort of out on the red carpet as it might. >> does this mean that the all black, dark leg is still in fashion this year? >> yes, you can still do that, and i intend to. >> kara -- me, too. it's fun. kara, thank you so much this morning. now we've got tina wearing the camel and denim pairing. >> yeah. you're going to hear the word camel a lot with fashions for fall. and we're not talking about the animal. we are talking about the color, just to be clear. so, this is a great sweater. what's new here is that you're wearing it with denim. it's a very all-american look. this reminds me of those supermodels from the '70s, lauren hutton and the old charlie fragrance ads. it feels very relaxed but still kind of put together. one interesting point is that you can see she's actually mixing her shades of camel. the shoes don't match the sweater exactly, and that's good, you know. otherwise, it gets a little too
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matchy-matchy. >> so, actually, exactly, that seems like it's more liberating. does it need to always be in this kind of a preppie look or can it be used in a different way? >> you can do it with everything. i think this sweater would be great over a sparkly dress. so if you have a dress and want to mix it with something camel colored, that would be spectate lar. >> you've got it going on. thank you. now we've got a third fall trend, called fake fur. we've got jessica is our model. >> yeah there. was so much fur on the runway, ann. i counted one day there was seven straight shows where we saw fur, but one nice thing was a lot of faux fur. if you don't like real fur because of cost or ethical reasons, there's a lot of great-looking stuff out there. i love the idea of a vest because it's more casual, looks a little younger and more fun than a full-on fur coat, which can make you feel like chu backa. i think this is a great find and this is from bb dakota and it's $75. >> you could zip it around. i wonder if you could belt that. >> you could belt it, wear it
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over a short-sleeve top for a rock and roll look for evening. you could easily put it over a turtleneck and jeans on a saturday morning. there's a lot you could do with it. >> terrific. thank you very much. we'll bring all of our models out for one last look as we talk about what people are looking for. they can save a lot of money and you're talking about looks that will be affordable. >> and these looks will pay you back because you can wear them with things already in your closet. they're super versatile. >> cindi leive, thank you very much. i know you're running around for fashion week for this coming spring. >> that's right. looking into my crystal ball. >> but thank you very much for joining us. coming up next, nothing goes better with football than party food and we have got some fan favorite recipes after these messages. via is better than ever! hey, you guys. want to try activia's great new taste? today is your tasty lucky day! sure, why not? isn't this the yogurt that, you know... helps regulate your digestive system. ooh, i think i'll pass. no, no, no! trust me. it is beyond tasty. okay!
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>> announcer: "today kicks off" it brought you by verizon, official wireless service provider of the nfl. >> whether you're a cowboy or redskin, we're kicking off sunday night football with some party foods sure to score with your guest. we have the executive chef of bill's bar and burger restaurant which opens in a couple of weeks right here. good to see you. brett. when's the restaurant open up? >> we're opening in two weeks across the plaza on 51st street. >> can't wait. >> we're excited to be here. >> the burger you guys make, one of them? >> this is actually -- we created this for the dallas cowboys. we're kicking off your sunday night football theme with the dallas cowboys burger. we did an extra large
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eight-ounce burger for the big stadium they built out there. >> what's the meat? >> we're doing a blend of brisket, chuck and a little short ribs. a little extra fat and meaty flavors for you. >> okay. so, you start off with -- >> start with an eight-ounce patty, simply seasoning with salt and pepper. >> right. >> all right. we're going to put these on the grill. the key to a great burger is simply -- whoops! >> don't try to get away! >> it's fresh, very fresh. simply caramelized, nice and juicy on the inside. >> right. >> crispy on the outside. >> okay. what makes this texas? >> well, texas is brisket. we went with the barbecue theme on this one, so we're doing a burger topped with brisket and a wildwood barbecue sauce. >> ooh. >> barbecue sauce is flavored with cumin, chilies, peppers, a little molasses. >> right. >> and what we're doing is slicing our briskets. this takes 12 hours to cook. we cook it overnight. have a guy stoking the wood all night long. if you don't have time to do
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that -- although every self-respecting texas man would be smoking his brisket -- you could use pastrami, something quicker. >> let's head back here. you've got a nice little redskins redskin potatoes. >> yep. we're doing it for the washington redskins, we're doing redskin chili chips. >> ooh. >> so, we're making a fresh potato chips. >> using a mandolin here? >> using a mandolin. be very careful at home. we'll cut them an eighth of an inch thick. we keep them soaked in water overnight. >> how come. >> so, a, they don't turn brown, and b, they take a little starch out. they'll crisp up for you nicer. >> okay. >> we'll take those out, drain them off really well and assemble our chips. >> okay. >> we have a beautiful basket of chips here. >> we'll grab some. >> al, go crazy and have fun because it's all about having fun. we're going to start with some chili. this is bhaed a little bit of beans. there's a little bit of pork in there, there's beef, lots of cumin and spices, a little chipotle powder.
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we're going to really slather that on there. you're going to hit it with come sm cheddar cheese. i like a lot of cheddar, so we're going to sprinkle that on there nicely, all right? obviously, you do, too? >> yes, i do. >> and here we go with a little bit of sour cream. that's not enough. a little more. >> a little more. >> all right? >> yeah. >> and this is our redskin chili chips. >> wow. i don't know which one scores higher. >> i'm thinking we're going to need both, but we're going to score right here. i mean, it doesn't get much better. >> brett, thank you so much. of course, we remind you, sunday night football returns as the washington redskins host tony romo and the dallas cowboys. coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. eastern with nbc's "football night in america," but you'll want to start eating at about 6:00. up next, getting in the game day spirit with one more song from sugarland. but first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪
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♪ and still to come, the results. >> performing here stopping by. >> but here they are again, sugarland, singing their song especially for the nfl on nbc "waiting all day for sunday night." ♪ ♪ oh, ay, oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ all right, sunday night, where are you, waiting on the gang, red, white and blue ♪ ♪ you say you want football, baby, we want it too ♪ ♪ hey, jack, it's a fact, the show's in town, a big ball season is about to go down ♪ ♪ the stadium's rockin', time to crank up the sound ♪ ♪ the nfl always comes to play,
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coast to coast, you'll hear everybody say ♪ ♪ i've been waiting all day for sunday night, get on your feet, they're all ready to fight ♪ ♪ more than a game, it's america's ride, that's why we're waiting all day for sunday night ♪ ♪ oh, ay, oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ oh, ay, oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ sunday night football on nbc, al and chris are gonna rock the tv ♪ ♪ the stops are all out, the place that you want to be ♪ ♪ because the nfl rocks on nbc ♪ >> yeah! [ cheers and applause ]
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enjoy the weather while it lasts. in the news 4 today, more than 4,000 d.c. voters have cast their vote ahead of the xdçód.c primary. candidate vincent gray is looking into an allegation that someone was told they would get paid to vote for mayor fenty. turning now to tom. >> it's an ideal autumn day with mild afternoon temperature and crisp, cool mornings. this morning, though, we're already near 70s. lots of sun and low humidity. tomorrow, sunny and afternoon highs and likely needed rain perhaps through midday on sunday. we're going to dry out and certainly sunday evening's game at fedex field. back to work and school with sunshine, highs in the low 08s. how is the traffic? >> a little slow on the beltway.
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nothing reported in the way but traffic left over. let's check springfield. southbound 95 as you head through the interchange. nothing in the way just yet. hov lanes going northbound still. >> steve, thank you. president obama is scheduled to hold a news conference this morning. it's scheduled to begi
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from nbc news this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hi, everybody. it is dry day, but that doesn't stop us around here. it's the 10th of september, and hoda is honoring grandz parents day this coming sunday. we're not going to be dry. >> we're going to toast the grandparents. >> i'm a grandmother. the minute i married frank i was a grand marry. i'm almost a great-grandmother any minute approximate now. more than 3 million kids are raised by grarnd parents now. >> they say grandparents are now living in the home with their families because of the economy and other things, so it makes sense that grandparents are doing some of the raising. >> a lot of troops deployed to iraq and afghanistan, they move in with grandparents. >> i'm a little bleery-eyed this
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morning. guess who was on tv last night? the saints. >> it was a great game. it wasn't great, actually. it was frustrating. it was 14-9, but they ended up winning. it was so glorious. we can't show footage of the nfl games because of all these rules, but the bottom line is saints are great and the vikings aren't. >> how did brett favre look? >> he wasn't any good. he was hurt, though, right? zo . >> i don't know. whining. when you're shot up with a lubricant before you go out there. frank tells me the stories of what they did. you'd get a cleat right into your foe, and they'd just numb it -- they would rip off your toenail on the sideline, because you couldn't play otherwise. they didn't have a gazillion
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guys on the team. have you ever seen frank's feet? >> he has bad feet. i saw them on the at the pool. >> the great players in the hall of fame have bad feet like ballerinas. >> he's a sexy one. we had sugarland outside because it's friday. they play a lot of great songs, but this is one of their football songs. let's crank it. ♪ where are you ♪ >> every time i hear her sing, i'm so surprised. the voice that comes out of her is so different than what she looks. doesn't she like olivia newton-john a little bit? >> here's the chorus that we love. ♪ nfl always comes to play ♪ you get every night play
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>> it is the weekend. if any of you guys are planning on going out there and putting the moving on particular ladies, you got to know what moves to make, you know? >> it's critical. >> i was just thinking of your dancing. i wonder if you're doing it right. careful. >> all right. so this has happened to me. i dated someone and then they started dancing. >> it's like that seinfeld episode. >> you cannot erase the image. it's seared forever. >> you going to name name science. >> no. they did a study on dance moves so show the right way and wrong way to do the dance move. we had these two avatars. the guy on the right apparently is right way. they like the arm movement, the body movement. >> i find that -- that would be the biggest turnoff in the world
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to me. >> the one on the left isn't doing anything, but i like him more. don't you? >> i do, too. >> we have jonathan, and jonathan, we've told him this story for a while. >> okay. >> jonathan is doing -- >> that's the bad. >> okay. all right, jonathan, you've proven that's bad. >> show us the avatar for the good, please. let's see the good stuff. >> oh, no. stop it. it's seared in my memory. >> oh, my gosh. that's spaz dancing. that's not good. >> here's my opinion on dancing. jonathan, thank you. he's been scared for three days. >> i know. yay for jonathan. >> you are adorable, jonathan. we love you. we didn't think we were going to. when adam left, you know, we weren't sure, but doggone it we
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are crazy about you now. the other good news, and this is good news for you hoda, apparently fat guys make better lovers. >> i've known that. no, i've known that. i've known that. >> there was a year-long study. tell me why. >> they conducted this in turkey. i don't know what that has to do with anything. they found out men with higher body mass last longer performan performance-wise than skinnier mans. they last an average of 7 plt 3 minutes while slender men lasted 1 minute and 48 seconds. it's because -- this is gross. fat men have more female hormones. >> that's not it. no. >> naets whthat's what they say. >> i'll tell you what it is. the reason that fat men are better lovers than skinny men is
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because we feel sexier around a fat guy because you're not so self-conscious. >> no. i know what it is. >> lelt me finish. when you're with a guy chiseling, is he feeling that. when you're with a guy that's fat, he's so lucky to be with you, that's what i'm saying. so that's why it goes on and on. >> when you're with a chiseled guy you feel grateful to be with him. >> i'm embarrassed. >> when you're with the other guy, he feels grateful to be with anybody. >> yes. so that's the point. that was the point. >> the study makes perfect sense. >> we doenlt make this up. we have to the comment on this because we are nbc news. zu g >> you guys have asked us about the bite app. 80 bites it's called. this isn't working. it's broken. there's an app you can get. the reason you were so interested in this every time
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you take a bite of food, you're supposed to push a button that says bite, and it counts so you don't mindlessly eat. >> i understand the concept in general, but here's the thing. if you're eating 80 bits of carrots or 80 bites of your mothers baklava, it's a completely different thing going in your body. >> whether i'm on a couch -- >> different kind of -- >> when i'm on -- >> the other one. >> whether in i'm on the couch sometimes i walk tv and there's a bag of doritos there and at the end of the program there's none there. i can't remember i've eaten them all. you're on the phone. did i finish the whole -- it hits me like that, so i think the bite app might be good. >> we have ali landry on the show today. wasn't she the doritos girl? >> no.
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we have ali larter. excuse me. >> speaking of that, we're talking about best cities for happy hour, okay? the best cities. >> get back. >> number five on the list of best cities for happy hour, new york. >> i thought it was portland. >> that's number five. number four is seattle, washington. number three, san diego, california. >> i love san diego. >> the second most popular city for happy hour is washington, d.c. and the number one -- which i already gave away -- >> yes, you did. portland, oregon. >> it's not how many drinks but it's also how good their happy hours are. they're starting to have happy hour later in the evening and we call that happier hour. and then happiest is closing time i suppose. it's a little out of control. >> it is. what makes us very happy? b
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bobbie thomas. >> i don't know how i can follow your advice or jonathan's dancing but i will try. today is fashion's night out. not only here in new york city but all over the world and go to to find out what's happening. it's a big event to help boost the economy. she's going to save us all with fashion. it's all about friendship and fashion. i'm wearing an official fashion t-shirt which if anyone can get online. blooming daily's has celebrity signed tees online. this is by ralph lauren one of your personal favs. if you're here in new york city, i'm excited about this. i'm so excited to be part of this. andre and michael fink the scad prison is at dylan's candy bar with me. there are six of these amazing creations. go online and help me pick one to pick, that's great.
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i have all the information, and then i'll be at rebecca taylor hosting cupcakes and cocktails. >> how is fashion week for you? do you sprint all over the place? >> it's just starting, and it's not that crazy. it's actually a time where we're working to -- i find myself online more to be honest. >> all right. i wish we could see some of your dance moves, bobbie. >> you know she has some, too. >> it's another ali. i'm sorry. >> her very unpregnant-like behavior. >> that's how she got pregnant, hoda. >> we'll explain right after this. [ female announcer ] so you thought you had a handle on your period.
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no, we didn't. ♪ we're the kids in america ♪ oh, oh, oh ♪ we're the kids in america ♪ oh, oh, oh former heroes star ali larter reprises her role in the fourth installment of "resident evil." this time there's an added dimension of the 3d, which will
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change everything. >> in this film she kicks zombie and ax man butt during her small pa part. >> you are six months pregnant. >> i am. >> she's having a -- >> boy. it's so hard. i was in tokyo on a press tour. i did 30 interviews a day. i'm in a twilight zone, and i slipped somewhere and he, and it's too much pressure. i'm just happy to be having a boy, and let the story just go away. >> it won't go away. >> getting into it now a little bit. it's so exciting that i've been feeling good. >> you look beautiful. >> thank you. dell us about baby's daddy. >> he's an amazing man. file really lucky. we got married in august and he's shooting an nbc show, "perfect couples." >> he's an actor?
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>> he's an akctor. >> you have the next installment of the movie. tell us about that. >> whenever you do a fourth of any franchise, you have to have something new and different. we were the first movie to get the cameras after avatar. this is a whole other level. it was shot with these cameras and a surreal experience. it's not for pregnant. right after we got very busy. >> did you do your own stunts and everything in this movie? >> i did. it's part of the fun for me. i love to play sports and work with stunt koocoordinators and weapons experts. >> you talk about your childhood and how your mom was a stay at home mom. what's the plan? >> after this i'm going home to take the next couple months after and get ready and then i'm going to broadway, which is
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just -- >> how soon after the baby is born? >> i hope i get at least three months, but it may be two months with a newborn coming to new york. i'm so excited to get into a new chapter of my life with a new baby. >> have you done theater? it's like nothing else. even 3d, because you're in front of a green screen so much of the time. you have all these breathing, wonderful people out there watching you. >> i've been playing action parts for the last five years and since i've been pregnant i fell feminine, so i'm excited to see what this new chapter has and how it changes my work. >> it's going to change everything. your whole life. >> you're a working mom, right? >> hoda is practically to hanna. you adore that baby. it can be done, but it's always prioritizing. we wish you great luck with
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line at the local school supply shop. >> if the high cost has dpo got you done danny says don't fret, there's a lot to do with those supplies whether the kids are done with them if you up cycle. he writes about it on his blog, dai >> so glad the kids are back in school. >> you don't like children? >> nice way to start the segment. >> you're first item involved a pliers and keyboard. >> it says kathie lee right here. we're going to upcycle these bore i black journals, you can customize them into he mosaic journals. this is hoda's. this is for boef of you. >> is it tough to get the keys off. >> the hardest is the first one. it's scary what you find inside. >> i bet. >> what you want to do after that, this is a cutter you find at the hardware store because
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there's pressers here. you want it to be flat here. you just go inside and cut it off. it's simple. it's so simple to do this. you save it and spell different words and hot glue gun them onto the journal. >> how could people like you have a show before there was hot glue? >> it is like my crack. >> okay. hey, everybody has to have something. >> it's so simple. it's like a black journal for black keys. it's so simple. >> covering your pencils. >> the boring pencils. if you have regular yellow penci and one with different hotel names that you collect, just get some paper. this is beautiful paper. >> danny does that. >> danny steals things. >> at least you're not on crack. >> these are basic beautiful scrap papers at michael's. you take a little bit of this regular glue and you just run it
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along the edge of the paper like this. it's as simple as gluing this onto a pencil and letting it gri. >> what about when you need to sharpen it. >> it does it regularly. it's like rolling a cigar. so kind of fun. this one is more challenging. i wasn't sure if you'd like this. we all have phone books. >> i can't believe they still do it. >> that goes through that? >> stheez are clamps. >> i was going to say, wow. >> you want to take a straight edge like this, and it takes time. you cut it in half with an exact-o knife. i think it's broke. and then you take your time and cut across the phone book and go through a couple of pages at a time. remember we had book visors so you want to keep cutting. >> yes. >> when your done you take your hot glue gun and take sections
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and fold them in and glue them into sections and you end up with a phone book organizer. >> stop it. that's interesting. >> stop it, danny. >> for a kids room and craft room. >> they cute. this is just a fun thing. if you have a phone book, you make two of them right away. >> have a lot of time because it takes a while. >> five minutes to cut through that. you know the old high school and make your kids got new ones and this one says kathie lee loves danny. hoda loves danny. you can upcycle the three-ring binders into a take menu cover. have all your take outmenus with the inside and kor it with contact paper. >> that's not expensive, is it? >> it's so inexpensive. you cut it with scissors by measures the dimension of the actual folder and peel off the contact paper and you're done. the best part is you can stick things onto the corkboard.
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>> that's very cute. >> kids'' t-shirts grow up, adorable t-shirts make pieces of art out of them. you run is across the back and staple gun it. >> very cute, danny. much better than the last time. really good. >> still to come, the results of our plaza ambush makeovers. >> would you be your mom or their friend? stay tuned. dancing there? flying there? how about eating soup to get there? delicious campbell's soups fill you with good nutrition, energy, farm-grown ingredients, and can help you keep a healthy weight. helping you get to a happier place. have a nice trip. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do.
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good morning. what a beautiful fry we have over the sky. live from the camera, temperatures right now climbing into the upper 60s. now, it's 68 in washington. upper 70s this afternoon and lots of sunshine. upper 70
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it's dry day, and it's time for today's plaza ambush makeover results. >> i'm sorry. louis vacarri and jill martin plucked two more women from the plaza and spent the last three hours working with the teams to make the ladies lovelier than they were when they got here. welcome to fridays, kids. how was it out there? >> it was great. we have this great group of people because sugarland was here, of course. a huge fan base, and we had so many women to pick from. >> it was. let's start with the first one. vivian lawrence is 51 years old from howell, new jersey. her two kids are in college and she's looking for a job and wanted a brand-new look and is here with her friend claire who we ambushed last year. take a listen. >> claire, you know the drill
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because you went through this in may and now you want it for your friend, vivian. tell us why. >> because it was an amazing experience. it really made such a difference in my life, and vivian needs a little change and a new life and a new look and a new job. she's an empty nester, too. >> you're going through a divorce. you need a whole new start. how important is this for you? >> it's really important for me. i need a boost in my life. it's a help for me looking for a job. >> we're ready to pamper you. are you ready to go? >> yes, i am. thank you. >> vivian is ready to go, and joining us is claire, the makeover held. we're going to show the br picture and keep your blindfold on, claire. here's the before picture of vivian. let's see the new you. >> yeah. >> wow, wow, wow. are you ready claire? take your blindfold off and look at your friend.
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hello. now you want to see yourself? look right here. >> oh, my god. >> look at that sexy hair-do! tell us about the hair, louis. >> vivian, classic problem. fine hair. so jennifer lawrence gave her this great blunt cut which make her hair look twice as thick. i put the color back in her hair. she had gray hair with highlights that made it look more gray. washed it away. the haircut and hair color working together, you look ten years younger. congratulations. >> she looks fabulous! >> you look great. >> wow. what do you think, by the way? >> wow. >> i love it. >> they did a very good job. >> i wanted to prpt some of the trends for fall obviously, so metallic. can you wear navy and black together? you can. that's a navy jacket. it's available at macy's and open toe shoes can you wear nem
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in the fall going into winter, the answer is yes. >> when it starts to snow, you can't. >> big rounds of applause for vivian. >> this is emily barker from clifton, virginia. she spent the past two years teaching high school freshman. she's never colored her friend before and never wears makeup. she's here with the friend, joy. let's listen to her story. >> all right. we sort of bullied emily into doing this, but joy is on our team. tell us why you want her to have a makeover. >> she needs to spice it up a little for her wonderful boyfriend. >> it's back-to-school time? >> we've had one day and going back again on monday. >> are you ready to be the hottest teacher in america? >> i am, yes. >> joy has her blindfold on. one last look at emily, and now let's bring out the new emily barker.
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>> emily has never worn high heels before. you look great. joy, are you ready to see her. okay. >> oh, my god. you look amazing. >> you ready to look? turn around, doll. hilary swank here. >> it looks awesome. what do you think? >> it's so amazing. i love it. >> look at the split screen. oh, my gosh. i wish you could have seen her walking out in the heels. >> she needs to practice. >> right now "mad men" is the biggest influence on fashion and beauty right now. this is what inspired us here. so we gave her this very sheik sort of '50sesque hairstyle, beautiful, soft makeup. very classic.
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again, all the makeup today is done by dena o. she could have been a redhead, but i chose to go blonde. >> they could have. >> what about this outfit? it's so pretty. >> i wanted to update her school outfit, so this is calvin klein. it has pockets. it's a huge trends because people have so many badge jepts she wants to hold. this is a sleek leak that's functional so available at macy's. >> how do you like it, joy? >> she looks amazing. i have to accept up my game now. >> come on out, vivian. >> if you want to land in the hands of louis and jill try your luck on friday mornings on the pla plaza. >> friend or mother? do you have to chose? >> yes, you do. [ female announcer ] introducing granola thins. new from nature valley. delicious granola squares lightly toasted
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wow. four girls, then you should know. >> they told me you are not my best friend. >> the relationship with mother and daughter can be complicated, can't it? >> it's your first relationship. that bond with your mother is your first attachment and influences all your other relationships base odd how well you bonded and were taken care of by your mother. >> that bothers me about the term best friend is the adjective is the best part. you want to be friendly with your child. you want to have a relationship that's fun. my daughter is 17 now, and when we go to lunch and out shopping or something, it is just a blessing. we have so much fun. she shouldn't be confiding in me everything, should she? >> not everything. honestly, it's great to have a truthful relationship and you want your daughter to talk to you, but your daughter especially as as less sents and teenagers, don't need a friend but a parent. friendly is great because they're interesting and engaging. on the other hand you need a mom to teach you boundaries, and have limits and say no and teach
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you about what's valuable and what values are and what your beliefs are in your life. that's the difference between a friends and moa mom, and that's what you have to do. >> you go from being mother/daughter to when you start being friends. early on it's important to keep the boundaries clear, right? >> it's nearly impossible. as a toddler it's heart and as a teenager you cannot be the best friend because i need to say no and where are you going and those hard things most friends don't do. >> the friends i have who has trouble, real trouble with thirteen atheir teenagers now, they're trying to be a friend. >> they definitely want boundaries. i've heard about moms who compete with their daughters about what size jeans they can wear. your teens don't need that. what happens in the mother/daughter relationship yushgs teens are struggling for identity and they need you to help shape that. the relationship with the mother
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is so important, and you don't want to discount that. >> if you stepped over the line and tur friendly with your daughter, there a one to unring the bell or has it been set? >> here's the thing. you can constantly shape your relationship, so once you recognize there's always an opportunity to pull it back. if you've been too friend lishgs hopefully you have enough lie dog to talk about -- because of how i was raised and wanted to be, it's not working for us. let's talk about what we need to change. so make it the two of you and figure out rules that work for both of you. at the end of the day raising as less sents and young adults you, you can't constantly say let's do it. >> you try to teach your children to say i'm sorry, and we as parents need to say we're sorry, too, because we make mistakes. it's inkrcredible how forgiving kids are. >> they don't expect parents to be perfect.
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you hope for skint. at the end of the day you need love, respect and good modeling so we can raise excellent adults and mothers. >> you want your kids to divide in you. there's such a distance you don't feel safe, so how can you bridge that gap? if you've laid down the law and the child won't tell you about the date she was on what she was doing and where she was doing. >> if you want your daughters and sons to confide in you, as a parent you have to learn to just zip it, hold your breath and listen. when your kids talk to you, they don't want you to give commentary or be judgmental. they want you to listen. so when you're driving the car and hearing thing like the temptation to turn around and interject and listen to when your teens are talking. >> thanks very much. our job as a parent is to instill values into our child. don't leave it up to the schools or anybody else. that's our number one job besides keeping them safe. coming up next, we'll show you how to score the best
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NBC September 10, 2010 7:00am-11:00am EDT

News/Business. Sugarland, Mario Batali, Julianne Moore. (2010) Mothers as friends; Sugarland; Mario Batali and Julianne Moore; upcycling; tailgating. New. (HD) (CC) (Stereo)

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Duration 04:00:00
Scanned in Annapolis, MD, USA
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Tuner Channel 79 (555 MHz)
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Audio Cocec ac3
Pixel width 528
Pixel height 480
Sponsor Internet Archive
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